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McDonnell-Douglas RF-4B 'Phantom II'

Description
Notes: F-4B equipped for photography.
  Manufacturer:McDonnell-Douglas
  Base model:F-4
  Designation:RF-4
  Version:B
  Nickname:Phantom II
  Equivalent to: F4H-1P
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance
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Specifications
  Length: 58' 3" 17.7 m
  Height:16' 3" 4.9 m
  Wingspan: 38' 4" 11.6 m
  Wingarea: 530.0 sq ft 49.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 27,897 lb 12,651 kg
  Gross Weight: 43,907 lb 19,912 kg
  Max Weight: 54,600 lb 24,761 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: General Electric J79-GE-8 (A/B 17,000Lb/7,711Kg)
  Thrust (each):10,800 lb 4,943 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,610 miles 2,592 km
  Cruise Speed: 575 mph 925 km/h 500 kt
  Max Speed: 1,485 mph 2,391 km/h 1,292 kt
  Climb: 40,800 ft/min12,435 m/min
  Ceiling: 62,000 ft 18,897 m

Known serial numbers
151975 / 151983, 153089 / 153115, 157342 / 157351

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
MCAS El Toro Historical FoundationIrvineCalifornia

RF-4B on display

MCAS El Toro Historical Foundation
    


 

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 Tom Hotchkiss
 Ogden, UT
VMFP-3 77-82 Flight Line

Work for Parker Aerospace 801-783-3000
Just call and ask for the Bigguy, or
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06/09/2015 @ 18:42 [ref: 69119]
 Bill Bloom
 CATONSVILLE, MD
VMCJ-1 from Jan 67 thru Feb68. Ordnance Shop
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 Bill Bloom
 CATONSVILLE, MD
VMCJ-1 from Jan 67 thru Feb68. Ordnance Shop
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 Ken Martin
 Houston, TX
I served in all 3 VMCJ squadrons in the Com/Nav shop.
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 Tom Hotchkiss (Sgt)
 Ogden, UT
VMFP-3 '77-82
Plane Captain (Flight Line)
Began career in El Toro, served w some great guys.
Live in Utah, working for Parker Hannifin Aerospace
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 Graham, FL
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 Skip
 Tulsa, OK
Has anyone here ever served with VMCJ-3 in El Toro during 1973-74? The RF-4B was the first type aircraft I was plane captain on.
12/19/2011 @ 19:58 [ref: 51207]
 Skip
 Tulsa, OK
Has anyone here ever served with VMCJ-3 in El Toro during 1973-74? The RF-4B was the first type aircraft I was plane captain on.
12/19/2011 @ 19:58 [ref: 51206]
 Walt Quade
 Portland, OR
Was in VMCJ-2 from 63-67. Worked in the Photo shop fixing camera and IR systems. Enjoyed deployments to Puerto Rico, Spain, Cuba, Florida and Arizona. Left as a Cpl., still to young to appreciate a good work ethic. Flew back seat in RF4B, side seat in the EF10B and EA6B. Spent lots of time in C130's moving gear around and a short deployment off Virginia doing carrier qualifications. Enjoyed every minute of it but was ready to get out after 4.
04/14/2011 @ 10:18 [ref: 37425]
 J.R. RICHARDSON
 BEAR, DE
ANYONE REMEMBER SGT JOHN WADD RICHARDSON? PLANE CAPT 1986-88 EL TORO.
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